uncertainty

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uncertainty

[¦ən′sərt·ən·tē]
(science and technology)
The estimated amount by which an observed or calculated value may depart from the true value.
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The research has supposed that problems that are in the forefront of teacher thinking include skills, lack of conformity to practical demands, and material and financial uncertainness.
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Thus, contemplation of reentry into the workplace can be a difficult time that is fraught with anxiety, uncertainness, and confusion for many women.